Monday, July 21, 2014

When the moon hits your eye

Like a big pizza pie. I'm very bad at taking photos when we have guests. I guess I'm having too much fun to get the camera out. During our pizza party on Saturday I did manage one photo of the first pie out of the oven. It's made with smoked chicken, sauteed bell peppers, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. It's based on a Wolfgang Puck pizza I used to get at Macy's Cellar when we lived in San Francisco.

Green, yellow, and red bell peppers make a colorful pizza.

I made two of those during the afternoon along with one ham, cheese, and mushroom pizza and two pies with chorizo and onions, one with mozzarella and the other with emmental. The oven lock incident happened just as I was getting the second pizza ready, but with J.'s help, we got that under control and it didn't happen again.

I made the dough the day before, but because the weather was so hot it became a sticky, gooey mess. We added a bunch more flour to it and it came back to life and worked great. There was dough left over along with some of the toppings we prepared, so Ken and I made a calzone for Sunday's lunch. We'll probably have another pizza for lunch today.


  1. Your pizza looks gorgeous!
    Can the dough be frozen if you have too much?

  2. Thank you Walt...
    you have clarified a song lyric for me...
    for all these years I have had difficulty understanding that line...
    I've always heard it as ...
    "A big piece of pie!!"

  3. Oh Dino! I miss your seductive singing! And I would like a slice of that extra pizza pie, that's amore!

    Mary in Oregon

  4. jean, yes it can. In fact, that's what I did!

    tim, glad we cleared that up. ;)

    anne marie, yup!

    judy, oh, it was!

    tom, thanks to you (and Jim Leahy).

    mary, lol!

  5. Tippy-tippy-tay like a gay tarantella. Looks delicious.


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